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, and the entire media painted it as if because of expectations, in fact george bush had won. not true. when you ask the american people they said gore won two out of three. and how did bush do against kerry? republicans say this democrats say that. oh hell no. john kerry 52-39 won the first one, won the second one, and won the last one 53-47. so george bush got his ass kicked in five out of the six debates he was in. and the media painted him as the victor. and what happened in the next debate. debate number three another crushing victory, 56-30. so in fact at it out of the last nine presidential debates have been won by democrats. in fact a great majority of the debates since 1960 have been won by democrats. do you hear that from the media? no it's all even. it's not even. look at the numbers after the debates. the democrats are still going to play it safe. and so a spokesperson said the only way he could lose is if he fell off of the stage. she probably should haven't said that, but it reminded me of the one time that a candidate did actually fall off of the stage. [ cheers and
you name it policies of george w. bush and dick cheney across the board? i mean is that it? is it they're totally out of it, stupid, don't know the issues? watch too much fox news? i mean i really cannot figure it out because by any measure, we talked about this before, by any measure, yeah, times are tough. yes, too many americans are out of work. yes, too many have had to take second jobs or new careers or they're not making as much or don't have as much authority and responsibility, not as good a job as they had the first time around. yeah, we know all of that. but overall americans are a hell of a lot better off than they were four years ago. white males are better off than they were four years ago. romney's policies, if anything, are going -- would set them back were he president because under him, there would be no middle class. there would be the very poor and the very, very, very, very, very rich like him. so this whole -- it makes me angry and it makes me frustrated and it makes me embarrassed to be part o
and four years they claim the media is rigging the election. here is my question how did george bush get elected twice if the media rigs the election. >> jennifer: but you have to admit that somebody who is not affiliated with either side of the aisle, that look at this and the right is complaining, the left is complaining. where do they debt an honest assessment? >> campaigns that are not doing well, get bad press. if you run bad campaigns, you get bad prez -- press. just watch the news itself. unless it's fox news most of the coverage is very straightforward, and you can tell who is telling the truth and who isn't. >> jennifer: eric boehlert, senior fellow of media matters for america, thank you so much for joining us inside "the war room" this evening. coming up digging up dirt on mitt romney is a hard job but somebody has to do it, and that's brett ehrlich. he's next. jennifer speaks truth to power. >>the bottom line is we need an amendment. >>now it's your turn. connect with "the war room" jennifer granholm. >>it's a call to arms. make your voice heard. ♪ and now
, president obama was second at former president george w. bush scored third at 46%, a solid three points ahead of mitt romney. you heard that right, george w. bush is more popular than mitt romney. and some republicans are blaming the campaign's problem on the candidate himself. an anonymous romney organization top member was quoted as saying . . . and a top washington republican . . . turning to the latest swing state polls. a survey has likely voters in new hampshire backing the president a 50 to 45%. new hampshire voters also give the president a 7-point edge. in virginia the president is leading mitt romney again by two points, as does suffolk university and d.c. 12 poll. while the nevada virginia and colorado races are close, mitt romney chose to campaign today in pennsylvania. he told the crowd at the military academy. >> romney: i want to take that big cloud off of the small business world that is hang over them. three-quarters say they don't want to hire more people because of obamacare. [ cheers ] >> eliot: despite the fact that he sited his romney care act as
fines the most unpopular living u.s. president, that would be president george w. bush has a higher rating than gop candidate mitt romney. 46 to 43%. president bush is also more popular than the entire current republican party. are you shocked? actually i'm not. if the romney campaign were smart, they should realize they should stop drinking from the gop spiked kool-aid and start fighting for u.s. citizens. back with us is democratic strategist and syndicated columnist karl frisch. he is in washington, d.c., and joining us here is cheryl contee, founder of the jack and jill politics blog. so glad to have you inside "the war room." >> thank for having me. >> jennifer: let's talk about mitt romney being less popular than george -- george w. bush? >> i think the numbers are still relatively close, obama shouldn't celebrate too much because he is only at 50% favorability. that said i think it's important to look at the trend. the question is will the trend hold? >> jennifer: right. karl an article that was in "politico" today actually lays the blame of mitt romney'
, but so were the other tax cuts by george bush. the middle class needs champions who are just as vehemently as those who serve the top 1%. unleashed. joy behar. >> on my next show, i'll get into cohen to dish on all 36 current housewives, and still have time left over for bethany. >> eliot: with things looking bleak for mitt romney, the campaign is in need of a new strategy. some of the romney camp sees an opening. as written in the wall street journal. the biggest calamity for obama of course, the administration handling of the tragic attack after two weeks of tiptoe around a definitive answer, they released a statement saying that the attacks in libya from deliberate organized attacks carried out by extremists. >> intelligence community put out a lengthy document that explained the timeline here. i think in the days afterwards it was not clear that this was a terrorist attack as their investigation was conducted and they got more information. that's a determination that they made. >> eliot: some romney advisers think this is an area of weakness of obama upon which they shou
ahead of george burke, after the sigh, he stalled out and george bush still lost that election, but he closed in close enough for the supreme court to make the call at home plate. but, my favorite, the absolute best debate moment of all lloyd benson, 1988 versus dan quayle. >> i have as much experience in the congress as jack kennedy did when he got the presidency. >> senator i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was really uncalled for senator. >> you're the one that was making the comparison, senator. >> oh, smack! >> i love that! >> and there's one more. let's keep them on a high note. there's one more not from a general election debate but from a primary just last year with one of our favorite candidates in the republican primary mr. governor rick perry. >> it's three agencies of government i when i got there that are gone, commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? oh,! >> commerce, education and the... >> e.p.a.? >> e.p.a. >> seriously? is e.p.a. what you
on fox news. >> we knew that george bush's grandfather found geronimo's skull. we knew what kind of underwear bill clinton wore. we know nothing about president obama and it is a national security issue. so it is a little -- >> huh? >> stephanie: they're trying this again that he hasn't been vetted? >> they know nothing about president obama? really? >> he might have been born in kenya or mars, we don't know. >> stephanie: what do we base that on? we know his entire background. his entire -- >> by the way, the new -- the new conspiracy is that the kenyan goat herder is not his real dad and that he was actually the son of a black revolutionary radical. >> stephanie: i know but that one makes orly taitzs lose it. >> he would be a natural born citizen. that irritates them. >> stephanie: even the bitters are fighting now. -- >> the illegitimate son of malcolm x which makes him born in the u.s. [ wah wah ] >> how old was malcolm x? >> stephanie: mars. >> it is not unreasonable to ask everyone in americ
. the media, do you remember them saying, the declared winner is this guy. they said george bush was the winner of the al gore debate, wrong again, bob. eight out of the last nine presidential debates, gore-bush, bush-kerry obama-mccain won by the democrats. they were polled right after the debates the american people every single time. well eight out of nine, hey you know what, the democrat is the clear winner. so you never see that in the media. oh, my god, i got to be neutral so i'm going to ignore the facts and be neutral. i don't think that would help mitt romney's cause. god for bid if you looked at his promise, they're horrible. riddled with factual problems. so what in the world should mitt romney do? he's this far behind. he doesn't have the facts on his side. his programs sucks. his party is unpopular. let's do a fun exercise here. i'm going to tell what you i would do if i were romney. now, since mitt romney can't really defend his own position, his tax plan is a gigantic win for the rich. he doesn't care about 47% of the country, and the list goes on and on. i would g
don't remember him calling bush that. george w. bush with 1,020 vacation days obama with 78. and it's not just john sununu. here is newt gingrich to make it very, very clear. >> i'm assuming there's some rhythm to barack obama that the rest of us don't understand. whether he needs large amounts of rest whether he needs to go play basketball for a while, i don't watch espn -- i don't quite know what his rhythms are. he is not a real president. >> cenk: play basketball. he doesn't work hard enough. i don't know what his rhythm is. come on newt just say it. i don't know if you know this fox news but he is black! yeah newt i have news for you. they know. and now you didn't need a political man just as epic to try to solve it for the republicans, right? ♪ all right michael shure first of all do you think i have gone overboard in calling the election? >> i'm of two schools of thought about that. i think you are not overboard. i think everything we are lead to believe right now shows a floundering romney. i spent a lot of time trying to figure out what he can possibly do
george bush overtook vice president al gore. as john mentioned earlier in the show that does not mean it is time to get complacent. one thing romney could have going for him is that the jobs report is out just 36 hours after the first debate. more john fugelsang coming up on the full court press and we're always live in chat, join us there, current.com/billpress. you're about to watch an ad message created by a current tv viewer for capella university. matter. i've been a nurse since 1979. i love being a nurse. a few years ago a friend i went to grade school with showed me a book she had kept from third grade. i had written that i wanted to be a nurse. after being a nurse for about twenty years i decided that i need to further my education. my masters degree was done completely online and that gave me the freedom and ability to do my education while i raised my kids and worked full time. raising my kids as a single mom and having them see me get my education online and work opportunity to see that they can do anything that they want to. i'm currently the hospital administrator for two
. he was the republican party nominee for senator from louisiana and president george h. w. bush was forced to come out and tell voters to vote for the democrat. i want to see mitt romney's feet put to the fire in much the same way. either cut this guy loose or defend him but mitt romney has to choose one. this new piece of audio is more damaging. this is a few months old. this is a piece of oughtio from a town hall meeting that congressman akin had. and an older male voter got up and asked him why he would oppose the lilly ledbetter act which promoted fair pay for women. todd akin's response is something that i think rand paul could have done more artfully but essentially, it's pretty much the most friendly endorsement of legal discrimination you will ever hear. let's listen. >> i believe in free enterprise. i think it is about freedom. if somebody wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary. that's fine. however it wants to work. so the government sticking its nose in is a huge problem. >> john: the g
, famously, you remember when george herbert walker bush looked at his wrist watch. it cost him. when al gore started talking about a lockbox and kind of looked very robotic and broke the body space of george w. bush in 2000, it hurt him. so it's those -- this is a theatrical event as much as it is policy. >> jennifer: so great. i can hardly wait. i totally love having you come inside "the war room" and bring us this sort of view from history. historian douglas brinkley joining us. thanks so much. after the break, when it comes to our views on public unions, well, let's just say there is a teeny bit of daylight between myself and our next guest. it will be an interesting conversation, i can promise you that and a little later, brett ehrlich picks up the presidential debate ball where douglas brinkley left off and he drops it. >> the key changes to the debate format that will change the face of american discourse forever! don't go away. you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather th
. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: he is using the same strategy that they used from george bush, which i think came from george carlin that if you can't dazzle them with your brilliance -- [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: exactly. exactly. >> caller: i think that's what they are doing. every time you see ryan up there, and he said smart people aren't going to vote for them. i think he has got it. >> stephanie: exactly. do you do that too? i find myself at home just pre-emptively yelling it's bull [ censor bleep ]. it helps you get through watching a romney sound bite. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: mitt romney struggles to sharpen message. no, we have got it. we don't want it. >> that knife is pretty dull. >> stephanie: the electoral butter knife. >> it's a spork. >> stephanie: mitt romney's campaign is a kentucky fried chicken spork. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: these stories with one after another of the romney camp in disarray. the campaign vowed to deliver a sharper, bigger message. >> big and sharp with a spork. >> stephanie: yes, it's coming now.
george bush -- >> this debt is just out -- oh no, i didn't say that. >> stephanie: corky in rochester, hi corky. >> caller: hello, happy birthday. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i listen to glen beck a half hour every night, and he is calling on them to pray away the democrats. pray in the morning, afternoon, and evening -- >> pry for what? the death of democrats or wish them into the corn field? >> caller: yeah, they just go away. >> oh, okay. >> caller: and he is calling for a subtle armed revolution -- >> stephanie: a subtle one now. like in white gloves? >> caller: if you could send him a fruit basket i would appreciate it, because he is losing it. >> stephanie: gee, that's so new for him. he is generally so -- you know together. really? he is becoming unhinged? >> so he is calling for a civil war basically. >> stephanie: in a subtle way, though. you say you want a subtle revolution. >> just go up to people and slap them with white gloves. >> stephanie: exactly. >> hey, you, dark kenyan. >> stephanie: jan in arkansas, you are on the "stephanie miller show." wel
george w. bush. do you think that if governor romney is elected president we're going to be seeing a similar kinds of policy as we saw in the bush years? >> i think we'll see governor romney's policies. it is not unusual when a new administration comes into place and if governor romney is lucky enough to be president romney, we'll have folks in the bush administration just like in this administration we have plenty of folks in the clinton administration. governor romney's stand is much closer to ronald reagan's, that's a peace through strength position. he believes in deterrence. in the reagan years although we had a strong military and a navy of 600 ships we weren't often involved in foreign conflicts because of the deterrent effective of a strong america. i also think governor romney is going to focus on economic issues vis-a-vis china and as he discussed yesterday -- >> jennifer: before we move over to china peace through strength obviously we got into a couple of wars under president bush and there was a bush doctr
the debate. now, as you know, debates are all about managing expectations. remember that george w. bush did "better than expected" in his debates because he managed to form complete sentences so if romney can make the media expect obama lies, they'll be primed to watch for those lies at all times which is going to make the media more likely to declare romney the winner of that first debate. which is frankly why i think that romney might win that first debate in the media. obviously i want the president to win but it's not going to happen because the media does not want a lopsided election. they don't want it to be over by next wednesday. so if somehow the media does declare that obama is the winner that first debate, i will set aside my tigers mug for a white sox one for one show only. that's it. that's my bet and i'm not even going to mean it. but romney's obama is a liar strategy, it only works if the media doesn't notice that romney is lying during the debates himself. maybe one thing that the media likes less than a lopsided
do you think? >> yeah, if you look historically -- i saw a statistic this morning that george bush was eight or nine points down going into his first debate with al gore. so i think in the past you had seen these are big moments for the campaign a chance for both candidates to stand on the same stage and be evaluated by the voters. if you listen to what they have been saying there was a report last week that mitt romney did five mock debates in a 48-hour period. he is a practiced debater. he did 20 debates during the primaries. he brags that he won 16 of them. so they see this as a big moment. so we're going to be prepared and i think he'll come in ready to fight and ready to try to make a change in the dynamic of this race. >> bill: i saw a report this morning where some of your colleagues are worried that because the president has so many presidential duties that he may not have adequate time to prepare for the debates. >> sure. the president has a pretty all-consuming day job. he was up in new york at the national assembly the last two days. the president
right. >> caller: my response was about the caller earlier talking about what -- george w. bush was the one that passed the law that allowed government to infringe in citizens for life without a trial. >> stephanie: exactly. >> obama was the one who said we're not going to do that anymore. even in the -- added legally binding elements to his signing statement to it. >> stephanie: crunchy audio goodness from the president's u.n. speech as we continue hump days with hal on "the stephanie miller show." >>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. do you share the sense of outrage that they're doing this, this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa. double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll never sit. but i bought a dress! a toast... ...to the capit
" ♪ ] mitt romney less popular than george w. bush according to a poll. >> that's awful. >> stephanie: he hasn't even done anything yet. he's like the worst president ever. we were just assuming he would be worse. wow. new bloom beg news poll, bush has a 46% favorablerating. romney has a 43%. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: that's really hard to do. wowee. just his campaign is already worse than bush presidency. yikes! let's go to -- where are we? patrice in oakland on "the stephanie miller show." hi patrice. >> caller: hey stephanie. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: i believe that -- like i said, in the past before, i think the debates are going to expose romney. all of these so-called zingers or whatever he's going to come up with, if he's relying on zingers to help him score some points, that's idiotic. and not only that but i believe that obama's going to defend his record and he's going to defend it proudly. the one that's going to be on the defensive is going to be romney. and i expect obama to be very aggressive
an unnecessary war like george bush. >> yes the one of them tried in a district court. >> stephanie: john at this point are we just fighting over words. clearly it is a form of terrorism, yes. people were killed but until you know all of the reasons to what degree -- i don't think the date was a coincidence. do you? >> no. but their glee -- their glee that they can use the word terrorism to me brings to mind what happened at fort hood when that loan nut shot our shoulders. and they did the same thing. he was an unbalanced muslim soldier who cracked. now they are kind of nostalgic about it. life was simpler then. it's that 9/12 mentality that allowed them to invade iraq. >> yeah. >> stephanie: teresa in florida real quick. welcome. >> caller: hi. first of all, i'm from new york the only reason i'm in flori-da is to take care of my mine. >> i go to florida to hear new york accents. >> caller: right. gloria steinman said mitt romney was talking to a group of people and she went to shook this woman's hand and she pulled herring hand away and he said i understand because you
george w. bush was president and left office, we were losing jobs at 750,000 per month. so i think rather than the absolute number, the trend line and the sense of confidence, it maybe confidence overstates it. it states they're coming back as in the benefit for the president. >> just like jill biden said today, the middle class has been buried for the first four years. first time i've ever agreed with joe biden. the gdp was revised downward from 1.7% growth to 1.3%. we know that another million one trillion was added to the federal debt in this fiscal year. the trend line is actually continually going down. >> eliot: in isolation, they would be problematic for an incumbent president. when you put them in context of a larger macroeconomy, the public says we understand what you've done. let me ask you this. governor romney's policies seem to be a rehash of what george w. bush wanted to do and did. and people look at it and they say this is old wine in new bottles. it didn't work before. why will it work now? >>
mckinnon, a former advisor to george w. bush and senator john mccain, founder of no labels which is a nonpartisan group seeking to solve the nation's problems. and also here, returning is democratic strategist donnie fowler. donnie has been political strategist almost every democratic presidential campaign since running al gore's field operations. he now runs his own consulting firm. dog patch strategies. great to you have both back inside "the war room." we previously asked you to submit what you think would be the toughest questions. what you think they would be most afraid of. mark, i'm going to start with you. the first question that you submitted was this one. if mitt romney were asked after the attacks in libya you struck out immediately with what appeared to be an overtly political response. should you have demonstrated some reserve? you think he's going to be afraid of that question. how should he respond? >> i think it was a pivotal moment in the campaign. we had a foreign policy crisis and there'
governor michael dukakis in his october 1988 debate with then vice president george h. w. bush. dukakis is this passionate response to a hot button question left so many voters cold and overnight his poll numbers dropped from 49% to 42%. a dramatic dip from one debate question. even dukakis admitted his answer might have sunk his chances. the question is what questions do president obama and governor mitt romney most dread before next week's debate? can they be tripped up? we have put that question to two top political operatives. joining us tonight "the war room" former advisor to george w. bush and senator john mccain, founder of no labels which is a nonpartisan group seeking to solve the nation's problems. and also here, returning is democratic strategist donnie fowler. donnie has been political strategist almost every democratic presidential campaign since running al gore's field operations. he now runs his own consulting firm. dog patch strategies. great to you have both back inside "the war room." we pre
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